Volunteer

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

― Howard Thurman

Do you have a special skill or talent you’d like to share? Send us an email at info@sustainablesolano.org to get involved.

Event Volunteers
Event volunteers support our program events. From digging in the dirt, posting flyers, welcoming attendees, serving up delicious food, and everything in between, we can always use help. Tasks will vary depending on the type of event. As an added bonus, you get to be a part of a great event!

 

Professional/Administrative Support
Sustainable Solano is mainly volunteer-run and is always in need of general administrative support.

Projects would include:

  • flyer design and distribution across Solano county cities
  • social media posting (Facebook and Instagram)
  • IT support
  • preparing promotional material
  • assisting with workshop registration
  • internet research
  • outreach event assistance (prep and presence)

If you are passionate for sustainability, care to help form a more resilient community and are looking to dedicate some time and energy to make Solano county more sustainable, this is a perfect opportunity for you!

 

Communications Committee
The Communications Committee functions as a general discussion space for supporting and developing communication efforts about Sustainable Solano programs, workshops and events across all seven Solano county cities. Outlets include the general public, media, digital listing venues and monthly newsletter. If you are looking to be more creative and have writing, blogging, photography or graphic design experience, we are looking to expand our volunteer Communications Committee/ Outreach Team and would love to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Help develop monthly newsletter themes and blog content.
  • Provide feedback and assist in the design of program and event promotional material (i.e. flyers, brochures).
  • Assist in online research regarding community partnership/sponsor opportunities.
  • Help Increase visibility and awareness of Sustainable Solano programs, news and events by posting to local listing venues.
  • Event planning strategic support
  • Provide outreach event support when able
  • Develop social media post content

Commitment

Attend monthly committee meeting (1 hour). Third Wednesday of every month. Monthly task commitment (1 hour).

Meeting LocationHeritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East Second Street, Benicia

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Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Thu
12:00 pm Solano Farmer’s Meeting: Busine... @ Be Love Farm
Solano Farmer’s Meeting: Busine... @ Be Love Farm
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Solano Farmer’s Meeting:  Business Model Planning @ Be Love Farm
Calling all Solano Farmers! Join us to formulate a business model that will help market farm products to local institutional customers, including distribution solutions, an online supply/demand platform, branding, community awareness and more.  All farmers’[...]
5:00 pm Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cultivate Community Food Co-op's Potluck Picnic in the Garden @ Avant Garden
Join us in the garden for an evening of connection and good food while learning about the progress CCFC is making. Every 3rd Thursday, weather permitting, beginning Thurs. April 19th, 5-7. Please bring your favorite food or[...]
6:00 pm Green Your Holidays @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
Green Your Holidays @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Green Your Holidays @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
If we’re not careful, the holiday season can be full of waste and material excess. If holiday gift-giving is frustrating your efforts to live sustainably, join us as we play with ideas for mindful, earth-friendly[...]
Oct
20
Sat
10:00 am Vacaville Laundry-to-Landscape G... @ Register for location
Vacaville Laundry-to-Landscape G... @ Register for location
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vacaville Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System Workshop (Day 2) @ Register for location
Learn hands-on how to install a simple laundry-to-landscape system in your own home. You will learn how to install a simple three-way valve in your laundry room, connect the pipe from your washing machine to[...]

Monthly Benicia Community Garden Workdays

We have plenty of regular monthly events, especially for our well-established initiatives. Join us for these friendly gatherings. Get to know and learn from new friends, work in the community, dig in the dirt, do some light weeding and pruning, and sustain the roots, stems, leaves and seeds of our neighborhood at large.